Know the Professor: Idith Zertal

  • Wrote a guidebook for draft-dodgers refusing to serve in the IDF.[1]
  • Signed a petition calling on EU member states to boycott “organizations and companies if they are active, directly or indirectly, in the occupied territories.”[2]
  • Co-wrote an anti-Israel book titled, “Lords of the Land,” in which she accused Israel of stealing “Palestinian land.”[3]
  • Wrote an anti-Israel book titled, “Israel’s Holocaust and the Politics of Nationhood,” in which she asserts that Israel has a Holocaust victimhood complex that it uses to justify the abuse of Palestinians.[4]
  • Gave a speech in which she accused Israel of is committing “terrible crimes daily.” She further stated: “This project of the occupation is Israel’s biggest project, its claim to fame. It’s the only national project of Israel, apart from the national water carrier.”[5]
  • Signed an open letter against a European Union conference aimed at combating anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism, urging the EU not to conflate the two and “afford Israel immunity against criticism for grave and wide-spread violations of human rights and international law.”[6]

[1]https://www.haaretz.co.il/literature/study/.premium-REVIEW-1.6740114

And https://simania.co.il/authorDetails.php?itemId=5178

[2] https://www.eccpalestine.org/israeli-petition-supporting-eu-guidelines-on-funding-of-israeli-entities/

[3] https://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/14/books/review/LeBor-t.html

[4] https://www.amazon.com/Israels-Holocaust-Politics-Nationhood-Cambridge/dp/0521616468

[5] https://youtu.be/1rRflTo1ZMU?t=369

[6] https://mondoweiss.net/2018/11/conflate-criticism-semitism/

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